'''Cornelius Crane''' "'''Chevy'''" '''Chase''' (; born October 8, 1943)
is an American actor and comedian. Born into a prominent New York family, he worked a variety of jobs before moving into comedy and began acting with ''National Lampoon (magazine)|National Lampoon
''. He became a key cast member in the debut season of ''Saturday Night Live
'', where his recurring ''Weekend Update
'' segment soon became a staple of the show. As both a performer and writer, he earned three Primetime Emmy Award
s out of five nominations.
Chase had his first leading film role in the comedy ''Foul Play (1978 film)|Foul Play
'' (1978), earning two Golden Globe Award
He is further known for his portrayals of National Lampoon's Vacation (film series)|Clark Griswold
in five ''National Lampoon's Vacation (film series)|National Lampoon's Vacation
'' films and Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher in both ''Fletch...